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“The thing to keep in mind is that laws are framed by those who happen to be in power and for the purpose of keeping them in power.”
Mary Crow Dog, Lakota Woman
“Moral power is always more dangerous to an oppressor than political force.”
Mary Crow Dog, Lakota Woman
“Nixon sent some no-account underling to tell us that he had done more for the American Indian than any predecessor and that he saw no reason for our coming to Washington, that he had more important things to do than to talk with us—presumably surreptitiously taping his visitors and planning Watergate. We wondered what all these good things were that he had done for us.”
Mary Crow Dog, Lakota Woman
“After my sister Sandra was born the doctors there per formed a hysterectomy on my mother, in fact sterilizing her without her permission, which was common at the time, and up to just a few years ago, so that it is hardly worth mentioning. In the opinion of some people, the fewer Indians there are, the better. As Colonel Chivington said to his soldiers: "Kill 'em all, big and small, nits make lice!”
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